Open source has become an integral part of commercial software development. An open source business is a business that uses open source as a strategy to strengthen its business model. This paper documents common patterns followed by open source businesses. It complements a series of papers on open source business patterns that together form a pattern language on open source business. It identifies a gap in the existing pattern language and adds three new patterns (HEALTHY COMMUNITY, DUAL PRODUCT, and IP MODULARITY). The patterns are aimed at entrepreneurs, managers in established companies, and students interested in business models that use open source.

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Keywords Business patterns, Community design, Intellectual property, Open source
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/2855321.2855335
Conference 20th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2015
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Weiss, M. (2015). The business of open source: Missing patterns. Presented at the 20th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2015. doi:10.1145/2855321.2855335